Cold cold cold cold cold. And I forgot to set my alarm last night. What woke me was the morning sunlight, beaming through the window, a sight I don’t see at this time of year until I’m on the road. Urk.
I should be happy I managed to wake up at all. I took a clonazepam last night because both my wingstubs and my back were hurting me. Slept great, but it left me woozy and light-headed this morning, not to mention disinclined to wake up. And my wingstubs still ache.
Saw that zarabee posted on the RM that the contents of issue #17 and #18 of ASIM are being swapped around to accommodate editorial Life Events. So “The Life and Times of Penguin” which was slated to debut in February, will instead premiere in April. Glad to know. Thanks for the update, zarabee!
Story (by Robert McKee) got me contemplating ye olde novel again. I hammered out an outline in five acts with scenes and everything. I figure I need a solid foundation of structure if I’m going to finish it this time around. Have the first chapter written, although I’m dissatisfied with my setting. I’m confident I can make it richer and more interesting than what I have currently. I’m also trying to avoid committing the heinous crime of a prologue. I wrote the damn thing because I needed to have a good feel of the backstory, but I’d much rather figure out a way to incorporate the information into the storyline than use it. *ponder ponder ponder*
Words: 1500 – Mostly planning and otherwise gearing up for The Novel™. Brainstorming, outlining, world building, character construction, and a bit of futzing with prose.